This Christmas I made a charcuterie tree for a centerpiece. I bought a Styrofoam cone and covered it with plastic wrap. I gathered three kinds of cheese, red peppers, pickled okra, sliced red pears and apples, and rolled up ham with cream cheese and dill pickle relish inside. I stuck each bite on the Styrofoam with party toothpicks. I intended to put black and green olives on it, but forgot them. The star on top is from the red pepper.
It was quite popular and looked very picked over and sad by the time dinner was over. But that was the point, wasn’t it? Perhaps next year I’ll try different stuff on it.
I’ll post this early this week in case anyone wants to make one for a New Year party.